ianwelby (1114) - - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden beer with a zesty hop aroma. The flavour is a very sharp, sweet citrus with hops, leaving a sweet, tangy finish. Nice but the strength and sweetness mean I wouldn’t want more than a couple at most.
Heidbummer (269) - SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep gold, slightly viscous. Subtle aroma of pine and orange. Soft mouthfeel. Thick piney quite sweet taste, really soft for a dipa/imperial. Nice but the hops could be bolder.
Graham77 (441) - SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Golden color, white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is dominated by toffee, with lemon , orange and citrus pith. Taste is heavy sweet but well balanced with medium/heavy bitterness. Palate is viscous, oily, softly carbonated. Overall this is a good example of a modern strong IPA, not excessively bitter or piny.
arkanu (52) - Iasi, ROMANIA - APR 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden-amber color with a fair head. It’s hoppy all the way, with flowery hops and green grass flooding your senses. Then the bitter taste comes along in what I would say is a good double IPA, except for the alcohol which is quite prominent. Worth trying, especially if you like huge amounts of hops.
Beerowl80 (248) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber. A lot of malty caramel in the aroma with some pine and grass. Taste has a lot of toffee flavours with a bitter finish. The alcohol is pretty noticeable. All in all doesn’t come close to the double ipa big hitters.
Sissio (1303) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 18, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home
Clear golden, cream head
Full aroma, nettle, fruit, peach, apricot, pineapple with herbaceous notes, toffee
Bitter, sweet, bitter
Bitter sweet simphony
JackMandarin (226) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from my local Aldi. Pours pale copper. Pale enough to warrant the IPA tag. Thin, white head. Woody, piney aroma. Some dank, peachy notes. Lychee. Good bit of fruit in there. Taste is heavy with malt sweetness to start. An assertive bitterness follows. Bit hot with alcohol. Creamy carbonation and a good body. Quite chewy. Juicy finish that makes the mouth water. Too much alcohol on show here but a decent imperial IPA none-the-less
Ktwse (4103) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy amber with flat white head. Aroma of light caramel, rye, hints of citrus. Fairly bland. Taste is sweet and somewhat boozy, mild bitter finish. Body is light to medium, smooth, with soft carbonation. As double IPAs go, this one was kind of meh.
Istur (19) - ITALY - JAN 8, 2016
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ambrata e schiuma poco persistente, aroma poco luppolato e molto alcolico, al gusto è molto dolce (forse troppo) e un po’ sbilanciata nell’amaro e nel retrogusto. Ha la sembianze di una Scotch Ale.
ALLOVATE (2912) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, orange amber with a short-lived white fluff atop. Doughy and yeasty nose with the usual suspects thrown in. Pine resin, lawn clippings, bitter herbs, cracked black pepper, sticky marmalade and toasted malt. On the palate it is similar so I’m guessing it has a hard life getting to the fridge of the bottleshop. Hops are peppery and spicy but greatly subdued. More malt driven than hops. Peaking bitterness is surrounded by bready, dry malts in the finish. Alcohol is restrained but it does come across as slightly medicinal. Not in good form so a re-rate to follow! (33cL, BBE 12/15, Luckie’s Liquor, East Vic. Park)
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle, picked up at Bierzwerg in Greven, pours with a hazy deep gold body that supports an off white head. The aroma offers up some caramel malts, spicy hops, grassy notes and then toffee. Hmm. The taste begins with smooth caramel candy and malts and then heading into spicy hops that have a moderate degree of hop bitterness. This tries to get some hop traction but the abundance of sweetness is hard to overcome.